My home area is Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the application of psychological principles to the working world. In particular, I’m interested in how the Internet has and will change the way work is conducted. Social media and 3D virtual environments are at the frontiers of both research and practice, and they are my focus. I use this blog to provide live coverage of academic conferences that I am attending, report on current research in technology applied to work, and promote my lab’s research.
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Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) has quickly become a highly visible source of participants for human subjects research. Psychologists, in particular, have begun to use MTurk as a major source of quick, cheap data. Studies with hundreds or thousands of participants can be identified in mere days, or sometimes, even a few hours. When it takes […]The post Can I Use Mechanical Turk (MTurk) for a Research Study? appeared first on NeoAcademic.Related articles from NeoAcademic:Gamification,
Landers, R.N. & Behrend, T.S. (2015). An inconvenient truth: Arbitrary distinctions between organizational, Mechanical Turk, and other convenience samples, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8 (2)
The most promising and yet most disappointing aspects of the Internet are the written comments left by the general public. On one hand, comment sections are a great democratization of personal opinion. With public commenting, anyone can make their opinion known until the world on whatever topic interests them. On the other hand, comment sections give voice to absolutely […]The post How to Improve Internet Comments appeared first on